Integrated multidisciplinary research towards understanding, intervention and prevention of this disease.
Trinity identified cancer as a key research theme of the Health Research pillar. The Centre for Cancer Research will deliver the research in new therapies for cancer and will improve patient care by:
- Exploiting latest knowledge for understanding cancer to inform best practice
- Generating new leads in cancer drug discovery
- Enhancing educational programmes
- Positioning Ireland as a leader in cancer research internationally
Research at Trinity
Cancer is a significant strength at Trinity. There is a major cancer focus at the three teaching hospitals, St James' Hospital, AMNCH and Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital. Research in cancer incorporates basic biomedical and biomolecular research based at the Trinity Biomedical Science Institute and the Institute of Molecular Medicine, clinical research based in the teaching hospitals and preventative strategies at AMNCH. These are strategically allied to therapeutic areas including the Schools of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Immunology and Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Science with the development of new anti-cancer drugs.
In addition, School of Nursing and Midwifery carries out innovative, client-centred research and the Discipline of Radiation Therapy focuses on the informatics of health care for cancer and also the development of more finely targeted therapies for social conditions. TCD researchers working at the Children's Research Centre with clinicians at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin in the area of paediatric cancer are making a significant contribution to the fight against childhood cancer. Trinity College Dublin researchers are part of an extensive international research network with links to centres of excellence in the US, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. Trinity seeks to establish a world-class cancer research ecosystem based on excellence in basic science, translational medicine, diagnostics and therapeutics.
The research champion for this theme is Professor John O'Leary.